Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Cody Anderson (2-3) vs. Marco Estrada (11-8)
The Toronto Blue Jays welcome the Cleveland Indians to Rogers Centre on Tuesday. The Indians send Cody Anderson to the mound to face Marco Estrada of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +175 and Toronto at -185. The over/under was set at 9. The Indians, with a 61-68 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 64-64 over/under record. The Blue Jays have a 62-60 over/under record and a 73-57 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 56% of the time.
The Indians show up with a 63-66 record, including 34-32 on the road. Cody Anderson has an earned run average of 4.30 and is 2-3 so far on the season while having a 1.11 WHIP. The Indians are 5-4 over his 52.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 48 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Indians are 5-4 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 333 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .243 against the Indians bullpen while walking 121 times and striking out 351 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.01 strikeouts per game while getting 8.11 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.79.
Cleveland ranks 10th in the league in team batting average at .257 while hitting .242 on the road. The Indians hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 5th in baseball. Michael Brantley leads the team in hits with 146 while the team ranks 12th in baseball with 8.67 hits per game.
Toronto is 43-23 at home while holding a 74-56 overall record on the season. Marco Estrada is starting this game 11-8 for the season with an earned run average of 3.19 and a WHIP of 1.09. The Blue Jays have a record of 11-10 over the 135.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 105 hits. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 9-12 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .219 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 102 times and striking out 371 times. Toronto is averaging 7.03 strikeouts per game while getting 8.47 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76.
They rank 5th in the league in team batting average with a .266 average while hitting .278 at home. The Blue Jays hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 1st in baseball. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 152 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 9 hits a game.
Cleveland has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 69 errors with 1,216 assists and 3,451 put outs for the season. The Blue Jays have committed 72 errors on the season with 1,284 assists and 3,465 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 64-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 61-68 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 73-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/28/15 P Danny Salazar Illness expected to start Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
08/26/15 P Carlos Carrasco Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/22)
08/19/15 3B Chris Johnson Infection Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/15)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Toronto Blue Jays
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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